William Trost Richards
Sea and Rocky Shore, 1874
Signed Wm. T. Richards and dated 1874 (lr); numbered R1615 on the reverse; incised Carrig-Rohane Shop, Inc. / R. Con. M. Vose # 19011 on the frame
Watercolor and gouache on paper
8 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches
Burke I. and Ruth J. Powers, West Hartford, CT
By descent to the current owner, 2005
Dr. Linda Ferber has suggested that the subject of the watercolor is the Newport coast based on the similarity of this work in subject to a watercolor of 1871 titled Sunrise at Newport, R.I., once in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art [80.1.56] and now known through a photograph.
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